David Y. Chen
David Y. Chen is counsel in the litigation and enforcement practice group. David focuses his practice on governmental and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, trade secret matters, securities litigation, and complex civil litigation. With a particular focus in Asia, David represents clients in investigations relating to potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other global anti-corruption laws. David also conducts anti-corruption due diligence and helps clients develop and implement internal compliance programs.
David has maintained an active and varied pro bono practice. On behalf of his clients, David has appeared and argued before the U.S. Immigration Court, the D.C. Superior Court, and an arbitral tribunal. He has also submitted briefs before the Supreme Court of the United States and the Board of Immigration Appeals. In 2016, David traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to participate in Ropes & Gray’s inaugural partnership with Lawyers Without Borders to train local practitioners on trial advocacy.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, David was a litigation associate at a large, international law firm in Washington D.C. While in law school, David interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland and served as a student attorney in American University’s Criminal Justice Clinic. He competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court in Vienna, Austria and was recognized with an honorable mention for Best Oral Advocate.